Eric Hayden Shakun has 15+ years of experience as an operations, corporate development and financial executive strategist for global B2B and B2C platforms. His main focus has been on business information and data, digital media and events. He is the Managing Director of The Deal, Airfinance Journal and IJGlobal, which provide actionable intelligence and insights through a portfolio of subscription products and global events. Previously, Eric served as COO of the Specialist Information Division at Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, and was COO of BoardEx and The Deal, the Institutional Services business of TheStreet, Inc. During his tenure at TheStreet, Inc., Eric was also responsible for corporate development and strategy as a member of the Operating Committee. Eric holds an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management, a B.S. in both Finance and Accounting from University of Maryland, and is a licensed CPA in the state of New York.
Jonathan McReynolds is the Head of Non-Subscription Sales. He is based in New York and oversees commercial strategy encompassing events, webcasts, thought leadership, advertising and the like. He brings more than 18 years of sales and leadership experience to the role.
Arturo is the Head of Sales & Account Management for The Deal. He is a seasoned professional with many years of experience working in the information services industry. Skilled in Management, Asset Management, Risk Management, Investment Management, and Business Development, Arturo utilizes his expertise to lead the sales team in providing clients with an A+ experience. He completed his M.B.A. at the Chicago Booth School of Business, with a focus on Business Administration, General Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Strategy.
Nicole Allen is the Vice President of Product at The Deal, where she oversees the development priorities of teams based in London, New York and Chennai. Responsible for the overall product roadmap, Nicole works with editorial, data and sales teams to address the business needs of Deal customers. Her experience includes over twelve years in product management within the fintech sector at organizations including Bloomberg, Informa and Reorg Research. Nicole received a Master’s degree at the Australian National University and a Bachelor’s degree at McGill University in Montreal.
Lisa Botter is London bureau chief, covering public- and private-market deals, activism and bankruptcy across the U.K., Europe and Asia. Lisa produces the Europe Daily and Asia Insider newsletters. Before joining The Deal, Lisa was assistant managing editor of Agenda, a Financial Times publication. She covered corporate governance and executive compensation out of the FT’s New York office. Before joining Agenda, Lisa was the deputy editor of Pensions Expert and a senior reporter at MandateWire, both FT publications based in London.
Jonathan Braude is a senior writer covering U.K. and European mergers and acquisitions and private equity and using his knowledge of several European languages to good effect. He has been at The Deal almost since its launch, first in Germany and then in London, and was named Best International Business Commentary Writer by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 2015. Before joining The Deal, he was an editorial writer for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and, as a reporter, covered the Sino-British negotiations on the future of the then-British territory. He wrote for The Times, in Brussels and Hong Kong, and for the Voice of America in Brussels and Berlin.
Michael is co-editor, overseeing overall strategy and coverage of M&A, private equity, activism and restructuring for The Deal's subscribers. He is editorial director of events, awards and daily coverage and manages product development and direction. Before being named to his current role, Michael was the assignments editor for The Deal and its former parent, TheStreet Inc. Michael also has held roles as senior reporter, researcher and associate and covered topics including financial services, sports and media and leisure.
Alice Cantwell is copy editor and writes and curates the daily Movers & Shakers column. Alice also contributes to the Activist Weekly Briefing and other newsletters. She joined in 2000 from the Journal of Commerce, where she covered the maritime industry and edited articles. Before that she was a reporter at the New York Daily News and a reporter and New Jersey state editor for United Press International.
David Elman is a senior editor covering bankruptcy filings, court hearings, controversies, debtor-in-possession loans and exits as well as out-of-court restructuring situations. David also edits auction, M&A, activist and private equity articles and produces the weekly Restructuring Insider newsletter. Before joining The Deal in 2003 as a copy editor, David held the same role at Institutional Investor (now a sister publication of The Deal) and the Institute of Management Accountants’ Strategic Finance and Management Accounting Quarterly.
Ronald Fink, deputy managing editor, is an award-winning financial writer and editor with more than three decades of experience. Ron has covered topics ranging from derivatives accounting and transfer pricing to the Enron scandal and global financial crisis. He has served on staff at The Wall Street Journal, Institutional Investor, Crain's Financial Week, CFO Magazine, U.S. Banker, Financial World and Medical Economics, and he has contributed to such publications and news organizations as Global Finance, Crain's New York Business and Reuters.
Alexandra Garfinkle is a reporter covering M&A in the consumer and retail sectors, REITs, middle-market private equity and shareholder activism. Alexandra also curates the On the Hunt column and the Executive Insider newsletter. Previously, she worked on the wealth team at Forbes.
Steve Gelsi is a senior reporter covering private equity and venture capital dealmaking and curates the PE Weekly newsletter. His daily duties include writing and reporting breaking news, filing analytical Private Briefing articles and emceeing and moderating events. Steve also covers the cannabis sector. He joined The Deal in 2018 after working as senior editor for Buyouts magazine and PEHub.com, as well as editor of InfraLatinAmerica. Steve also covered venture capital, technology, media and initial public offerings at CBS MarketWatch during the dot-com era.
Stephanie Gleason is a senior reporter covering bankruptcy and restructuring. Stephanie joined The Deal in 2017 and provides unique analysis of the trends that force companies into bankruptcy, the advisers that come to the rescue, the Chapter 11 deals that come together and those that fall apart. Before joining The Deal, Stephanie covered bankruptcy for The Wall Street Journal and WSJPro.
David Hatch is a senior reporter covering antitrust in Washington, focusing on merger enforcement, competition law and policy. His specialties include technology and media transactions, cross-border M&A and national security reviews. David previously was a senior technology reporter with Acuris, where he contributed to Dealreporter and other business newswires. He also was a technology correspondent with National Journal and covered the television industry for Crain Communications. David’s publishing credits include U.S. News & World Report and Governing.
Donna Horowitz is senior editor of The Life Settlements Report, where she has written for since its launch in April 2007. She covers news of market developments, litigation and regulation. Donna previously was a reporter for the Oakland Tribune and Marin Independent Journal, as well as a freelancer for the San Francisco Examiner and the Los Angeles Times.
Armie Margaret Lee is a reporter covering healthcare. Previously, she was at InvestmentWires, an online media company focusing on the mutual fund and 401(k) industries. Earlier, she was a journalist at Miami Today in Florida and The Manila Times in the Philippines.
David Marcus is a senior writer focusing on legal issues raised by corporate transactions. David writes about the structure of merger agreements, Delaware law cases and developments and cross-border M&A. He has been a reporter at The Deal since its launch in 1999 and the senior writer on Corporate Control Alert — The Deal’s journal of legal and financial trends in dealmaking — since 1997. A 1992 graduate of Princeton University and a 1996 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, he also writes about wine for The Deal.
Bill Meagher is a senior reporter focusing on small and microcap equity finance, alternative investments, special purpose acquisition companies, private-investment-in-public-equity transactions and companies going public as well as regulation. He is a main contributor to the weekly PIPEs Report newsletter. His work has appeared in newspapers and magazines throughout California as well as on PBS, “60 Minutes,” ABC News and CNBC.
Greg Morcroft is a senior editor focusing on activism. Greg joined The Deal in 2016 after 25 years as a financial journalist with Reuters, MarketWatch and Dow Jones. He began his career in 1989 at Reuters, starting as a data compiler before moving on to join the newsroom as a reporter for real-time, breaking equities news. He later became a copy editor responsible for energy and equities coverage. In 2000 he left Reuters to join the pioneering online financial news website MarketWatch, where he held several roles including front page editor, team leader for financial sector coverage and assistant bureau chief in New York.
Chris Nolter is a senior writer focusing on telecom, media and technology. His coverage ranges from profiles of key bankers and dealmakers to the inner workings of complex deals, and he is often the first in the industry to report on M&A activity and private equity. Before joining The Deal, Chris published stories with FinanacialTimes.com, RollingStone.com, The New York Times Magazine and Columbia Journalism Review. He was an editor at Museum of the Moving Image and produced live news broadcasts for CNN Financial Network.
Kirk O’Neil has been an associate editor for the bankruptcy and restructuring team since February 2014, writing news articles, features and columns, which appear in Restructuring Insider and The Daily Deal. Before working with the bankruptcy team, he wrote news articles and features for The Life Settlements Report starting in October 2012. Kirk previously was an associate editor covering bankruptcy and restructuring for DealFlow Media, and before that he worked eight years as an editor and seven years as a reporter for Crittenden Research Inc., covering the commercial real estate industry.
Ronald Orol leads coverage of activist hedge fund managers, a high-profile group of corporate investors who press for blockbuster deals and were the subject of his book “Extreme Value Hedging: How Activist Hedge Fund Managers Are Taking on the World.” Ron produces the Activist Daily and Activist Weekly briefings, which offer exclusives, trend pieces and breaking analysis about insurgent investors and their M&A efforts. Ron also authored “Corporate Governance in the Era of Activism,” a digital handbook for CNBC’s Jim Cramer. He previously worked as a financial regulation and activism reporter at MarketWatch and Dow Jones Newswires.
Tom Terrarosa is a senior editor covering the energy and industrial sectors, focusing on middle-market M&A and private equity. Tom also produces the M&A Tipsheet and Middle Market Insider weekly newsletters and manages the Auctions and M&A Opportunities databases. Tom was previously a digital producer with Gannett Co., where he edited and optimized content for the company's six New Jersey newspapers and five websites. He also has worked as a local news reporter, copy editor and photographer with The Dominion Post in Morgantown, W.Va.
Paul Whitfield is a journalist for the Deal writing international news and opinion from Paris. He has written for The Deal since 2014, covering major transactions across Europe and Asia and providing insight on the regions’ M&A trends as well as the regulations, politics, strategies and personalities that guide them. Before joining The Deal, Paul covered finance and investment for news outlets including The Independent, Bloomberg and the BBC, as well as working in the financial and mining sectors.
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